I’ve now had enough experience with Nordic Pole walking to now offer an honest opinion.
Sixteen weeks ago I had a total knee replacement of my right knee. Until that time I had been a regular walker and bush tramper until walking became difficult.
Eight weeks ago, my wife and I chanced to meet Sandrine giving a NW class at Hamilton Lake, so we decided to give it a go.
Right from the beginning I could realise the benefits which two poles could offer so I persisted and haven’t looked back.
I can now tackle five to six-hour tramps over varying terrain and keep up with those more able bodied.
Some of my recent walks have been:
- Almost to top of Mt. Tauhara, Taupo
- The Whitecliffs Walkway Taranaki
- Ananui Falls, Kaimais
- Shorter walks in the Wairongomai
We also have a week of walking on Stewart Island planned.
I am now convinced of the benefits of using two poles, that I cannot visualise walking without them.
Regards, Mick Hart